6 Day Desert tour from Casablanca to Marrakech
Casablanca to Marrakech 6 Days Desert tour exploring Meknes, Fes City and Camel Trek experience in Sahara Desert with experienced guides
Day 1 : Casablanca – Menkes – Fes
Pick up at noon at the Casablanca airport, departure to Fez directly via Meknes there we will be a while to rest with stops to take photos of some tourist places of that ancient city and then we will follow the road to Fez we will arrive late-night accommodation in Fez
Day 2 : Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Erfoud – Merzouga
From Fes we will go to the Middle Atlas, to visit Ifrane, known as the Switzerland of Africa. The next town will be Azrou “the rock”, Berber village known for its crafts, carpets and wood sculpture, then arrival in Midelt. Follow the road for the Tizi Talghemt or Cuello del Camella, at 1,907 meters altitude. The relief is impressive, the mountains are completely bare, covered in a purple coat. Arrival in Errachidia and commit to the crossing of the Tafilalet massif to the palm grove of Erfoud. Desert address and accommodation in Merzouga (Hotel).
Day 3 : Merzouga – khamlia village – Nomadic families – camel trek – Night in the camp
This will be a day of great adventure where we will meet a different Morocco! With the 4 × 4 we passed in the village of Khamlia where you will stop to enjoy the music of Gnawa then we will follow the path we will cross mountains that at first sight seem hard rocks but when walking we will verify that it is fossilized sand that has been deposited there millions of years ago . We will practice a bit of trekking to reach the site where remains dedinosaurs are extracted. We will visit the interior of one of these excavations, feeling the daily experience of the expedition in our skin. Along the way, in the company of an inhabitant of the small town of Bega, we will enjoy the calm of the arid landscape and begin to play the search for the Rose of the Desert. Why not? And whoever finds it will have a surprise prize! Later, along stone paths, we will travel parallel to the border with Algeria until we reach the area where marine fossils are extracted. In a unique landscape we will make a picnic in the Berber style: on one side the mountains and on the other the orange dunes of the Sahara. And to conclude our day of extreme adventure we will pass behind the dunes along little-traveled roads and visit the cemetery of the French and an abandoned village from the colonial era and set off in a caravan of dromedaries of an hour and a half that will take us to the feet of the Great Dune, wrapped in the beautiful sunset of the desert. Dinner at the camp and overnight in a tent in the heart of the desert under its spectacular star mantle (Camp).
Day 4 : Merzouga – Rissani – Todra Gorges – Dades valley
After seeing the amazing sunrise in the desert we will again take the dromedaries to return to “civilization”. Return to the hotel where we will have breakfast and shower and refresh. Once cleared, we will leave in the direction of Rissani, origin of the Alauí dynasty and first imperial city of Morocco. We will take the road towards Erfoud, rich in black stone and marine fossils (if you want, we can stop at a fossil factory) and arrive at the Palmeral de Tafilalet. We will visit the Gorges of Todra and arrive in the Dades Valley, and accommodation in Dades (Kasbah).
Day 5 : Dades Valley – Roses Valley – Skoura – Ouarzazate – Ait ben haddou – Atlas – Marrakech
After breakfast we will continue on the “Route of the Thousand Kasbahs”. We will visit the Gorges of Dades and then we will follow the path via Valle de las Rosas where its inhabitants elaborate creams, soaps and rose water. We walk through the palm trees of skoura until we arrive to ouarzazate where we visit their kasbah of Taourirt, then we deviate for a 6 km track that will take us to the fortified village of Ait Ben Haddou where we will visit its famous Kasbah (Declared World Heritage by UNESCO). In this spectacular setting, films of such renown as Gladiator, Jewel of the Nile, Sahara with Penelope Cruz have been filmed … Lunch and rest in the village and then we will cross the high atlaas (2260 m). On the way we visit one of the oil cooperatives of Argan with which we have in our country. There the women who run the cooperative will teach us the different processes through which the argan fruit passes and will explain the properties of the oil. Arrival in Marrakech in the evening. Accommodation in Marrakech (Riad).
Day 6 : Transfer from Riad to Marrakech airport
Breakfast and free morning until the agreed time (2 hours before taking your flight), transfer to the airport where we will accompany you to check your bags and show you the boarding gate, here we finish our services and end of trip.
Comfortable transportation (4×4 toyota land cruiser – micro bus)
Driver – guide who speaks your language
Hotels – riad with half board
Camel ride (camel each) Overnight in desert camp
Tickets of the Historical Monuments